Avoid those swanky Gloucestershire hotels with price tags to shock and head for the Village Pub in Barnsley. Foodie gems are ten-a-penny in this part of the world so you can spend your day expanding the waistline and head back to your bed for the night tucking into reliably excellent meals in the cosy bar and dining area. The Scotch eggs are worth a visit alone but add to the feast with duck confit salads and herb-crusted lamb. You won’t be disappointed.
The rooms here are excellent boasting rustic charm through their wooden beams, roll top baths the occasional four poster bed with the promise of a farmhouse breakfast in the morning. But if you can’t drag him out of bed you can always just pop down the road for a pamper in Barnsley House spa taking a dip in the pool and finishing off in their hydrotherapy pool out in the fresh air. You also get complimentary access to Barnsley’s gardens as well so just take the papers and settle there for the day.